Embarrassment for RCMP as they arrest one of their own for alleged cyber attack that took out official Quebec website for days

The RCMP has arrested one of its own computer technicians over a series of alleged cyber attacks that targeted the website of the Quebec government six months ago as students were protesting tuition hikes.

Janvier Doyon-Tremblay, 28, was working on contract for both the RCMP and the House of Commons when he hacked the province’s official computer network, the RCMP said Thursday.

After gaining administrative privileges on the network, he allegedly uploaded a malicious program that prevented members of the public from accessing the main government of Quebec website for several days.

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